We are only eight drinks in and we have had three sour attacks on our taste buds. I minored in math so I know that three out of eight is almost half.I’m not sure why so many of these drinks are exceedingly acidic, but hopefully one day we will get to the bottom of it. I’m beginning to think the Mr. Boston guide is some kind of sick joke, like those Jelly Belly jellybeans that taste like rotten eggs.
The El Presidente Cocktail No. 1 is a mix of light rum, lime juice, pineapple juice, and grenadine.Unfortunately the ratio of rum to lime juice is 1:1. Even our delicious Bacardi could not overcome this tart taste terror.
El Presidente William Howard Taft
Sadly, we actually made a double batch of this drink so it would not look ridiculous in our muy gordo glass.Since today isn’t “Masochist Monday”, we weren’t about to drink the whole thing as-is.We were also reluctant to pour it out when there are so many thirsty people in the world, so we decided to rebuild it – we had the technology.We first added a little more pineapple juice.This was like putting lipstick on the proverbial pig.We then added a spoonful of simple syrup. And another. And another.After about 3 tablespoons of syrup it finally became potable.
I certainly hope that this El Presidente is a one termer.
Rating on a 10 point scale:
Ease of Preparation: 8
Drinks until blackout: 8 – Only 17% alcohol, but the sour taste leaves you wanting less.